May 9 bus burnings total over Rs.400 mn - CPBOA | Daily News

May 9 bus burnings total over Rs.400 mn - CPBOA

Ceylon Private Bus Owners’ Association (CPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne said the total value of the buses that were set on fire and destroyed throughout the country following the riots at Galle Face Green and Temple Trees is over Rs. 400 million.

He said that 50 buses were completely destroyed by fire and another 25 buses were damaged.

He said Bus Associations had requested the IGP to immediately arrest those involved in the incident and produce them in court and that legal action would be taken against them following investigations.

He said that investigations are being carried out at the Grama Niladhari level as well. He said the bus owners were in great difficulty due to the present situations in the country and added the bus owners were not supporting any attack against protesters buy they were merely plying their trade by offering their buses for hire.


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